9 Most Controversial Celebrity Comments
Celebrities say the darnedest things. For some reason, we give an international megaphone to people who might have some kind of talent but may not have any expertise, education or reasoning behind their statements. We understand why some celebrities stay away from Twitter and social media completely! Here are nine controversial comments that got celebrities into major hot water:
9. T.I. and Hillary Clinton
Last week, rapper T.I. shocked and offended many people with some comments he made about U.S. Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. In an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, T.I. said, “Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman. Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But, the president? It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally – they make very permanent, cemented decisions – and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. […] [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to get the Lochness Monster elected before [a woman]. It’s not right, but I’m just saying…” When the obvious backlash ensued, he issued an apology, he wrote on Twitter, “My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.”
8. Kanye West, Gods and Prophets
In 2013, rapper Kanye West released an album titled “I am Yeezus,” which included a song called “I am a God.” Some people were offended that he held himself in such a divine esteem — and it didn’t help when he commented that he’s actually more like a prophet than a God himself. “Don’t worry about how I’m saying what I’m saying. Look at what I’m saying and how I feel my intent is,” he said. “You do not want to go against the power. I’m working on one mission, and that’s a mission from God.” He continued, “I’m gonna make it very clear exactly what I’m here to do. I’m here to help. I’m going to apply all the blessings I’ve got. We’re moving to the future. I’m going to be the anchor.” Then again, these comments probably aren’t as controversial as when he jumped up on the MTV VMAs stage, took the mic from Taylor Swift and announced that Beyonce deserved the award more than Tay did. When it comes to Kanye West, a new controversy is always just right around the corner.